Also known as: http://www.reconditioned-engines.co.uk/ , MPH Engineering Ltd, The Engine Centre, Heathrow Engine Center, Hallmead Services Limited, Now known as Bray Engineering, registered at companies house as being in Essex. We rebuild and fit engines from our address in southall. please google reviews on our companies before you book to give you peace of mind :-)
Trade Bodies / Associations
- Customer Service / Helpline
- Free Quotes
- Customer Toilets
- Credit Card Payments
- Cash And Credit Cards
American Express, Cash, Cheque, Mastercard, Maestro, Visa, PayPal, Bank Transfer, Direct Debit, Standing Order, Postal Orders, New Credit Accounts, Diners Club
A hopeless bunch of scammers
Do not even CONsider taking your car here. You'll receive an initial quote that looks great and promises to turn the car round in 3-5 days. Cheap recovery, etc, etc. Once they've got your car, the quote will double and then you'll be asked to pay up front. They DON'T take credit cards but ask you to deposit the money in the MD's personal bank account so that work can continue. Thing is.. it NEVER does ! Your car will be left in a total mess with the engine stripped into thousands of pieces and then all piled in the boot before being left to rot. Do yourself a favour, pay a local garage (even if more expensive initially) to do the job.
Bryan James - 24/04/2012
an someone tell me if this mob are the same company as engine search ltd ,clock tower road.isleworth middlesex , TW7 6DT
james hardie - 09/02/2012
My Rover was picked up some 10 weeks ago by Reconditioned engines .co.uk Have tried to phone all of their bogus numbers, tried E mails, nothing. Reported it as stolen to police. Still waiting for any sort of reply from anyone. Trading standards useless. I often wonder why I pay taxes.
Graham Yarwood - 18/01/2012
I'm sorry I didn't see these comments before handing over my car to this company (now trading as Reconditioned Engines). They have a very glossy website full of guarantees and promises but once they have your car they hold you to ransom and rip you. They are complete conmen. They said it would take a week to recon the engine but held on to my car for three months with me chasing on a daily basis and them refusing to return my calls or emails. When I eventually got the car back it was a wreck.
Neil Morgan - 02/05/2011
villians and robbers conmen
I have finally got my car back after 4 months,but I had to use a solicitor and threaten them with an injunction.The company went into liquidation on 23/12/10, the new co. is bray engineering ltd,this lot will have many trading names but most of there business comes from reconditionedengines.co.uk !!!!! DO NOT USE!!!
tom brisbane - 22/02/2011
still waitin for engine.ronny.
these conmen shouldn`t even be aloud an internet site,which i was sucked in on.in october 26 2010. they were very polite explaining what they do to engine,brill i thought.they asked for money up front i said what for for new block ok,500.1month later iphone talk to RONNY the chain has snapped we NEED more money how much 1200.why?for chain for block for rings valves.YOU ALREADY 500 FOR BLOCK i said he said special order why didnt you phone me no reply to the question,so ipaid.iwas p*****off big time xmas is one week away iphone speak to RONNY he says after xmas before new year.iwas made up told customer have engine in car for6th jan.still no engine phone upafter new year speak to RONNY he says chain hasn`t arrived,when?don`t know 2weeks later phone HIM again now its we waiting for block make up your mind isaid block orchain block HEsaid.we get a phone call lastweek sayin engine is ready couldwe have the reat 1140 ok i said payed still waiting for engine customer is taken them to court .IAM GOING DOWN THERE TO PICK ENGINE UP AND SOME. VERY UNHAPPY PERSONS
ANDRE LASNIER - 09/02/2011
If you are one of the many with losses or unpaid County Court Judgements, against Brentsouth Trading Ltd, this company is now in receivership. Address of liquidator is on the webcheck service of Companies House website
Yvonne Alpagot - 08/02/2011
Reconditioned-engines / The Engine Centre
After reading reviews from many unsatisfied people i can only add my total dissatisfaction with this company who destroy lives for their personal gain. They are a total disgrace to the meaning of honest business. They have traded under many names but their address remains The Engine Center 169 Brent Road, Southall, Middlesex, UB2 5LE Tel: 020 8744 7007 I picked them up through their reconditioned-engines website and was conned into letting them have my car due to the very good quotation they gave me, and the very good professional talking of their salesman. Once thay have your car, they strip it of the engine and then tell you all sorts of other stuff is wrong and the price has gone up 30%. If you refuse to go ahead then you ahve to pay Â£400-Â£500 to get your car back in bits. Don't use them!
Les Cooper - 11/01/2011
I was promise 7days for my car to be repair, they have my car since 02/11/2010, I've called countless times for an update on my car and they promise to call me back all the time which they never do. They have my car and money £1600 and no news as to when my car will be ready, all their manage are always never available and just this morning I was threatened with violent.The police is now aware of the threat to my life and trading standard is also involve but my solicitor will take charge from now. if you no anyone who need to repair their car PLEASE DON'T RECOMMEND THEM.
L Abdul - 24/12/2010
i took my car to these people over a year ago, all that was wrong was i blew my turbo, taking it to these has blew my bank account, these are connig people that have no idea on how to fix a car all they no how to do is mess ur life up, these take to long take to much money and take the mickey, if u take ur car to these u need 2 see i psycyatrist coz u have sumthing worng with ur head. ive paid 3000 the said there reconing my engine and turbo cams boost pipes intercooler flush and all sorts, whoever else has had problems with this company get in touch and start a petition coz wel all go to court together to get the cowboys sent down!!!
tim tas - 08/12/2010
brent south trading reconditionedengines.co.uk
fraudulant cowboys who will rip you off and steal from your vehicle
edward harland-smith - 20/11/2010
hopping to get the justice.may god safe even my Enemy from them
first of all i am deply sorry for those how gon throw this i am the letast victem of this unhummen peoples 3rd october i drove in to deep water neare clapham and bartarsea on latchmear rd so the car got stop in the water i was't the only one there there ware about 4 or 5 other drivers aswell i could not start the engine after traing so many time i call the AA. i toke the car my local machanice and he told me its need new engine it will cost about 5000 it sound alot so one of my friend advise me that should try the internet and chcke that if i can find some other way so i filled up the inqury form and the same day have recived a phone call from these people the called ronney and sound verey helpe full and i explaned every thing on the phone to him that this what happen to the car can you fixe it or not he said no problem at all we will re manufacter the engine for 1295 and it will take 5 working days to fixe the car, after 5 days thay call me that we have now strip the engine and we will send you report i said to my self what report you supose to fixe the car but when i chack the report wich thay send me throw e-mail was completly difrent from 1295 the price whent to 2950 thay said the price we gave you is only to remanufactar your engine but in oder to start your engine you need to all these parta all theas parts are extra parts are as follow labour 250 oilfilter and gaskit 85.00 cluch kit 143.00 air fitter 29.00 head 375.00 clean breather system 48.00 water pump 87.00 thermostate 29.00 flush inter cooler 30.00 Regas AC 80.00 gear oil 25.00 antifreeze 25.00 sundies 25.00 and Engine COU 1295.00 all to gather 2519.00 + vat 2959.00 bay that time in the back of my head i siad these people are not good people but at that time i dont now what happen to me i siad to them just do it but i asked for some discount but thay refused to give after asking them so many time thay said we will do it for 2800.00 i said ok don and i said when you will fixe the car thay siad after you pay us i siad to them that you guys have my car and every thing but thay said no you have to pay us the full amount then i asked again if i pay you the full amount when the car will be ready he he then again said 5 to 7 days since then it's coming up to 7th week ant the car is stile not fixe now thay came withe the new thing thay are now asking me to pay them 849.00+vat more because the car need new disle pump and without it thay can't start the car i dont know what to do after reding all this masseges i am more confused bay the way i am a Chauffeur and i drive for living and from the third of october have not earnd a penny my car is BMW 5 Series 20D 2007 can any body advise me my e-mail add is email@example.com thanx may god safe even my Enemy from people like them
muhamed fazly - 19/11/2010
Court case in progress
If anybody can reccomend a good hitman, funds are available to stop these bastards trading.
Del Anderson - 31/10/2010
COURT CASE PENDING
They still have my car and i am refusing to pay. I am currently taking them to court for the value of the car. Would appreciate any feedback from ANYONE who is doing the same. THis has been going on since June and is VERY STRESSFUL. TRading Standards can't help, the police can't help. We must fight this together>>>>
michelle esherwood - 29/10/2010
Why didn't I read these reviews before i sent my MG engine to these cowboys!! I was quoted £1286 to get my engine reconditioned which seemed pretty reasonable at the time. A very nice man called Tim asked for the payment up front before they collected the engine and without really thinking about it I paid. They promised it would be returned within 5 days. 5 weeks later I received 2 invoices from them, one for the orginal amount and the second for £470 which they had taken from my Mastercard without my authorization!!! When I spoke to them about this they said that our 12 month warranty would not be valid if I complained to the bank. The engine eventually arrived back at our local garage with a melted internal and external timing belt cover so it was impossible to put the engine back into the car. I managed to purchase this part but that took another 2 weeks. So finally yesterday the engine got put back into the car and guess what...... it doesn't work! Our orginal engine has been swapped for another one that has completely ceased and it actually says 'scrap' on the side of it . We are now £1800 quid out of pocket and our car is still sat in the garage 8 weeks later. What a nightmare!!!
susan danson - 28/10/2010
Michael From Poland
They doing great job there!My car run like new one and i dont need pay much for that!
Mike Punjabi - 28/10/2010
They have ruined my LIFE!
My BMW 120d broke down and I had it towed home as I didn't want to rush into anything. As I do my general research for stuff online, I Google'd â€˜engine repair London' and came across these crooks. They sounded so helpful on the phone and offered to collect my car (even though it was 10 miles away) and get it checked out before any repairs were made. I was given a few quotes which sounded ok of the possibilities they could be so I agreed for them to collect car. The persons name who persuaded me into dealing with them and that no costs would incur until I gave a go ahead was Scott on 02087447007. The car was delivered to them and the next day they slammed me with a bill of Â£2800 which I was no way going to pay so I contacted my insurance and was instructed to remove car from their as it was an unauthorised Aviva dealer. When I arranged for car to be removed they then gave me a Â£30 a day storage charge from the day it was delivered and also asked for Â£500 LABOUR CHARGE for stripping engine of which I didn't even ask them to. They had told me my crank shaft had gone and made me believe that was the case! They threatened to have the car moved to another warehouse which is outside London which charges Â£100 a day and that I needed to pay full amount in CASH or it was to be sent away that SAME DAY! At this point as you can imagine I couldn't believe what was going on and how to go about resolving situation coz it was just getting worse and worse. Speaking to these guys was like speaking to a brick wall coz all they ever do was put the phone down on your face. Especially this guy called PAUL who was supposedly the manager of the place. I contacted trading standards and they suggested I took them to court and I had every right o but I obviously wasn't in a situation to do anything like that because I needed my car back on the road ASAP. I paid the fee and took it to BMW who have told me that now there are pieces missing from the engine, most of it has been physically damaged and they couldn't see no sign of the crank shaft being damaged so it was all a complete lie!! BMW have told me it costs Â£7500+ VAT for a new engine and I'm left with an Â£8000 vehicle that now valueless. Its caused me so much problems as I need a car to take my daughter to hospital as she has a heart problem that requires weekly checkups and I also need to travel to work and back. This really has changed my life and these guys are the reason to it. I say this with all passion, that I am willing to take these guys down if it's the last thing I do. So PLEASE, if this has happened to you also lets form a team together and get to the bottom of all this because words can't describe what these guys are and deserve. Mr Zayd Idrissi and email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Zayd Idrissi - 06/10/2010
south trading -recon engines
Do not use this company. They will lie on a price to get your car on site, then they will take four times as long as quoted to complete job. As your car is on site the price will saw through the roof, if you try to back out you will be charged stuped money for the work which they say they have started, an if you come up with the money you will be told to bring a big box as your engine will be in bits.Whilst your car is in repair you will be lied to repeatidlly about what else they have found wrong with your car.( To raise the price!) You will never be able to get through to who you want an you will be promised return calls LIES! After you finally get your car back. IT WILL GO WRONG! An by that time they have your money.An have probablly striped your car of perfectlly good working bits an replaced them with cheap faulty AN STOLEN products! These people think they can keep getting away with ripping people off! But there time will come VERY SOON! Do NOT USE THESE COWBOY CON MEN!
Alistair Watson - 29/09/2010
Criminals, Rude, aggressive, sarcastic DO NOT GIVE YOUR CAR to them
We gave our car to Brent south trading, who also call themselves MPH engineering or reconditioned engines! We were quoted Â£3200 for 4-5 day job, and they wanted payment in advance - we stupidly paid them. After a 2 week wait and numerous calls for an update, Martin the so called general manager said our car is being worked on bla bla all a pack of excuses very unprofessional. After a long 6 weeks we got our car back and and it broke down on the way home - luckily didn't have our kids in the car. AA got car home, we rang Garage back and they said car will be collected and fixed asap! After calling 6-7 times a day â€“ NO ONE ever calls back, a total bunch of liars time and time again call after call. A further 8 weeks and we are still waiting, when we call them every day Martin / Lee say the car is out on a test drive, it will be ready today, call back later, call in Â½ hour, the guys are on lunch - LIARS!!!! We have contacted Trading standards and I've drafted a letter which I will be sending to MP of Southall, Trading standards and Watchdog / Rogue Traders and will be contacting the local and national press to name and shame! We recently went to demand that our car is fixed in 2 days or we will take legal action. A middle aged man who refuse to give us his name said if we don't leave premises he will get someone to get physical with us....we had our kids in the car and obviously left immediately!! A total bunch of liars, abusive lot of con artist operating a business and conducting daylight robbery â€“ they will take your money and your car! POLICE DO NOTHING and say it's a civil matter! They will take expensive parts from your car and replace with old ones! We went back last week to collect our car to get it towed and fixed somewhere else and the whole side of the car has been scratched and there is a dent on the left side of the door and the wing mirror is smashed!!!!! I believe in karma, they will get it back 100x as bad, I curse all of them my curse won't be wasted!! Contact me on email@example.com I have some advice from trading standards and what to do next, lets fight together and have them closed down!!
kay rai - 30/07/2010
Criminals, Rude, aggressive, sarcastic DO NOT GIVE YOUR CAR to them
We gave our car to Brent south trading, who also call themselves MPH engineering or reconditioned engines! We were quoted Â£3200 for 4-5 day job, and wanted payment in advance and we stupidly paid them. After a 2 week wait and numerous calls, Martin who is the so called general manager would say our car is being worked on bla bla all a pack of excuses very unprofessional. After a long 6 weeks we got our car back and luckily didn't have our kids in the car because car broke down as we came off motorway, juddered quite badly and we quickly swerved on to the side just about missing a car, this could have been fatal!!!! AA got car home, we rang Garage back and they said car will be collected and fixed asap! Engine had gone again. After calling 6-7 times a day â€“ NO ONE ever calls back, a total bunch of liars time and time again call after call. A further 8 weeks and we are still waiting, when we call them every day Martin / Lee / Kevin says the car is out on a test drive, it will be ready today, call back later bla bla, the guys are on lunch - LIARS!!!! We have contacted Trading standards and I've drafted a letter which I will be sending to MP of Southall, Trading standards and Watchdog / Rogue Traders and will be contacting the local and national press! We recently went to the to demand that our car is fixed in 2 days or we will take legal action. A middle aged man who refuse to give us his name said if we don't leave premises he will get someone to get physical with us....we had our kids in the car and obviously left immediately!! A total bunch of liars, abusive lot of con artist operating a business and conducting daylight robbery â€“ they will take your money and your car! POLICE DO NOTHING and say it's a civil matter! They will take expensive parts from your car and replace with old ones! We went to collect our car to get it towed and fixed somewhere else and the whole side of the car has been scratched and there is a dent on the left side of the door and the wing mirror is smashed!!!!! I believe in karma, they will get it back 100x as bad, i curse all of them my curse won't be wasted!! Contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org I have some advice from trading standards and what to do next, lets fight together and have them closed down!!
kay rai - 30/07/2010
HI everyone. I'm the latest victim of these cowboys. I've contacted watchdog and I'm hoping to open a case against them. I really hope I can count on your help. I've also spoken to the Trading standards for advice. My name is Nico and my email address i email@example.com. Contact me if you would like to discuss. Let's stop these criminals. Help me to help others. Nico
Nico Di Cillo - 26/07/2010
Racists, Liars & Talibaans of UK
They abducted my car and now asking for RANSOM - this is the best description of this bunch of mixed racial crooks. ( I say abducted - because they took the car without sending me the promised e-mail with all charges & conditions etc which they said they were going to do before they pic it up). I never recieved any e-mail as promised for the charges they promised on the phone and now after stripping off the engine, they are asking for more than £600 extra than the original offer of £1857. I have to pay the labour plus storage charges of more than £500 OR they will take me to the court, they say. They are like the TALIBANS and UK government must do something about these LEGAL TALIBANS - the threat to its people from within. Talibans do the same (not all of them probably), they abduct people and ask for ransom and so do the pirates of the coeans. I will do my best to make them relaise that they can't carry on like this. They have passed racial comments about my religion, threatened me and on top of all they will not listen to you, they simply put the phone down on you. I hope we can all (victims) can fight together against them and let the nation see justice being done. I am more than happy to share the legal costs if there are any volunteers out there for the NOBLE cause.
Jan Muhammad - 04/07/2010
Con Artists - El Supremos
I was contacted by them after I advertised looking for an engine for my VW LT. Seemed very helpful on the phone. That soon ended! After 2 weeks, nothing. Then I was told the block was cracked. I stupidly paid them Â£700 for a replacement. They have never got it, and not made any attempt to repair my engine. 3 months later I have no engine (they still have the original) and I am almost Â£1500 out of pocket. Numerous calls to the so called General Manager, Ryan, and even a visit has failed to get anything other than false promises and outr and out lies. If there was ever a bigger bunch of crooks out there I would doubt it. For your own sake AVOID them - at ALL costs.
Patrick Rogerson - 25/05/2010
do not use this company they take your money and your engine and do not repair it!!!!
graham nielson - 13/04/2010
Worst ever conmen !!!
On internet they appeared as Re-Manufactured Engines with phone no 08454 666 009. They quoted Â£1285 to fix my Nissan XTrail engine and said it would take 5/6 days to fix it. They picked my vehicle 2 weeks ago and nothing's been done yet. They now aggressive and rude to me to the core, and not answering my calls and hung up on me wheneve I managed to get through. Now I've asked my vehicle to be returned and they're not even doing that and asking me to pay for the work they've never done. I regret every single minute that I didn't check this site before I went ahead with them.
Janaka Ranchagoda - 22/12/2009
recon engine on a vw t5 minibus
this company re manufactured my old engine at a cost of Â£3600 after they had finished all the work it never run right i had to then take it to a vw garage to be told the engine they rebuilt wasnt done properly and is now scrap it cost me over Â£1000 to find this out so im now in the process of taking them to court i wouldnt recomend these people to my worst enemy when i told them i was taking them to court i was told they dont care as they are shutting the buisness down at end of december so god help anywone thats having their car repaired with these i dont know how the owner sleeps at night with a conshance like he must have
michael thomas - 07/12/2009
racist ,liars conmen
Look at reviews on www.cnayou trustthem.com it says it all. I am taking them to court as we speak.
Jon Jokhan - 18/10/2009
They really are criminals. Garage gets sued, they simply change their name. Avoid at all cost. I lost Â£3000 thanks to them.
Surinder Parkash - 26/03/2009
they have my vehicle for three days. they qoute me a recondition engine plus fitting for RENAULT TRAFIC SL27 DCI 100 SWB PANEL VAN (INTEGRAL) 1870cc () DIESEL Manual Petrol 2009-03-12 18:16 ENGINE FULL (Diesel) DELIVERY TOTAL VAT ORDER(TOTAL) Breaker comment: Fitted remanufactured engine with a 5 year/60,000 mile guarantee parts and labour with new oils, filters and gaskets for only Â£1180! Breakdown; your engine remanufactured, Â£995. Labour, Â£100+vat. Oils, filters and gaskets, Â£85. For t's & c's; www.enginewa. now this is the amount they are asking for. Via E-Mail 14th March 2009 Re: Renault Traffic We have removed and dismantled the engine from the above vehicle and, after discussion with you, report as follows:- Minimum Items required to fit engine Engine Â£ 995.00 Labour Â£ 85.00 Oil, Filter, Gasket Â£ 85.00 Recovery Â£ 70.00 Sump broken small hole ( crank end float) Â£ 325.00 Timing Belt kit (must have belt damaged ) Â£ 119.00 A/C belt missing Â£ 36.00 Clean breather system Â£ 48.00 Battery Dead Â£ 54.00 Water pump leaking Â£ 69.00 Sundries (various nuts, bolts, washers, etc. that require changing) Â£ 25.00 Sub total Â£ 1911.00 Vat Â£ 286.65 Total Â£ 2197.65
Alex owusu - 16/03/2009
Don't do it..... they just lie
They told me 5 days to fix my car, they have had it three weeks now today I find they have not done anything, I have been told time after time they were working on it. Avoid at all cost!!!
Darren George - 03/02/2009
avoid liars and con artist
avoid at all cost, have had our car 11 weeks initially told3 days , fobbed off with lies every day, pocketed over Â£3000 pound off us in cash and trading standards and police do little to help, we need help desperately so if any one here knows what we can do please get in touch, the owner has allready been featured on watch dog what a pity we didnt find all this out, but all thinking of going there dont, the one good report here was probably written by themselves
meryl obrien - 22/01/2009
so bad its not true
they are now trading as one of the many names they give, but told me they werent anything to do with any of the above. totally rude and uncooperative, they still have my vehicle as i told them to stop working at Â£500 as the cost was going to soar to nearly Â£4k ! do not use this company, go local and get advice from manufacturer
ken hall - 20/01/2009
extremely rude people
i have never met such a rude badly run company in my life , dont touch them with a barge pole . like the reveiw stated before avoid them at all costs, couldnt leave a negative because there isnt one
sarah burnley - 16/01/2009
Picked up my Jaguar within a day of booking (Tuesday the 18th), and was back to me by Saterday! My engine is now running like new with a 5 year guarantee for under Â£1500.00!
andy nicholls - 28/11/2008
dreadful: don't do it!!!!!
absolutely dreadful. has appeared on watchdog. after 6 week wait for car were escorted by police to pick it up. worse service ever experienced. EVER. sworn at down phone. intimidating and very stressful experience.
billy graham - 25/11/2008
jokers, avoid, avoid, avoid 1 star rated, only because i couldnt select 'zero' appear to go under the name ; hallmead services ltd, heathrown engine centre, HEC, the engine centre, reconditioned engines.co.uk..... avoid, avoid, avoid avoid, avoid, avoid avoid, avoid, avoid
un impressed customer - 24/11/2008